Production Team

Our Production Department is the biggest team across all sites. They are the epicentre of our operations.

They ensure products are made on time, put into the correct fast lane for production processing and packing products to our customers’ specification.

If you are equally as tenacious, have a passion for food and a high standard of work, then this is the team for you.
This is a great opportunity to join a rapidly growing organisation who are pushing the boundaries of innovation in their sector.

Shayne Barker

Factory Manager, Salads Operations

Shayne joined Troy foods in June 2017 at the height of the summer period. Shayne has over 30 years’ experience in the food industry albeit in the meat sector, starting as a trainee butcher in a traditional butcher shop in Pontefract Market.

Over the course of his career he has worked for several meat manufacturing companies such as Lofthouse Foods (Asda), DMJ, Dovecote Park and ABP (Asda), Newsholmes (Asda, Forza). During this time, he has gained a vast amount of knowledge through several roles including NPD Technologist Manager and currently as a Factory Manager. He has undertaken a green belt in Lean management, Six Sigma and advanced food safety.

Shayne’s hobbies include playing football (5 aside, it’s a smaller pitch), supporting Castleford Tigers RL and being around his family. He has 3 children Daniel 21, Alex 20 and Lucy 18.
Married 24 years to Angela who works in the Mental Health sector at Pinderfields Hospital. The family also have 4 dogs with the latest being a rescue dog called Cisco from Romania.

Telephone: 0113 383 8400

Steve Johnson

Factory Manager, Veg Operations

Steve is a self-professed 'know it all' and a bit like Ronseal paint, does exactly what he says (on the tin!). He really does know how to get the best yields, factory performance and product quality out of the products and our people. His aim on a daily basis is to smash the previous days targets, ensure we train, develop and empower our workforce and ensure quality and safety is not compromised on the way.

Steve truly embodies the development of his staff, having developed a number of people into higher roles in the business. He has a knack for knowing what to do and makes the right decisions on people and our products.

Telephone: 0113 383 8400